28 January 2011
Today I learn about writing in my BEL 260 class at U 214..
>Brainstorm ideas, points and how to organise a piece of writing.
>Careful planning eliminates possible problems and helps you to write a clear, well-focused piece of writing
with reasonable ideas and a meaningful presentations.
>Involve creative and critical thinking in this process.
>Creative and critical thought processes will result in sentences and paragraphs that are well developed and
attract the attention of the reader.
4)Editing / Reviewing
>Enables the writer to detect errors.
>To refine and "polish rough spots".
Extended writing means writing an essay that is more than 250 words.
Outlines of Extended Writing
>Thesis Statement (main ideas that will be developed in the essay)
2)Body Paragraph 1
>Topic sentence 1 (main point of the paragraph)
>Concluding sentence (optional)
3)Body Paragraph 2
>Topic sentence 2
4)Body Paragraph 3
>Topic sentence 3
>Reaffirm thesis statement
>Summary of main points
DEVELOPING THESIS STATEMENT
A sentence that shows the controlling idea of a piece of a writing.
>It have to be specific because it acts as the ' focus ' of the writing.
>Poor thesis statement - too general or ambiguous.
>Normally comes at the end of the introductory paragraph.
>Contain all aspects of an extended essay
>Average paragraph - about 150 to 200 words
Outlines of A Paragraph
1) Topic Sentences (TS)
>Usually written as the first sentence of a paragraph.
>In some cases, it is also written in the middle or at the end of the paragraph.
>Always stated in a complete sentence.
>Verifies or supports a thesis statement. It informs the reader of the content or ideas to be discussed in
2) Supporting Details (SD)
>Supporting sentences need to be about the idea presented in the topic sentence.
>Ways to support topic sentence are:
a) Giving examples and illustrations
b) Presenting statistics
c) Evaluating causes and effects
d) Making comparisons and contrasts
3) Concluding Sentence (CS)
>Summary of a paragraph.
>Final remark on the main idea of the paragraph.
a) As we can see
c) As a result
d) These examples shows that